Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals: The need for building resilience
Floods, which affect more people around the world than
any other hazard, are undermining countries’ progress
towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals
Studying the effects of floods and the actions needed to
build resilience can provide examples of how countries and
donors can address hazards and make communities more
resilient in ways that also support achieving the SDGs. The
annual High Level Political Forums (HLPF), Voluntary
National Reviews, and September 2019 SDG Summit are
important opportunities to embrace this learning.
By incorporating resilient, climate-smart thinking into
disaster risk management, climate change adaption, and
development agendas, countries and donors can ensure
that the SDGs are not undercut by the impacts of floods
and other extreme events.
Vaughan, Ann; Norton, Rachel
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